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Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

4763 - Israel: Defence minister sacked by Benjamin Netanyahu
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  • 4763 - Israel: Defence minister sacked by Benjamin Netanyahu

    Yoav Gallant had called for plans to overhaul the judiciary to be scrapped. Also: NATO allies condemn Moscow's plans to station nuclear weapons in Belarus, Lebanon gains an extra time zone, and we look back at the life of the founder of one of the world's biggest dumpling empires.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2023
  • 4762 - Putin deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus

    Russian President says move wouldn't violate nuclear non-proliferation agreements. Also: Israel's defence minister calls for a freeze of planned changes to the judiciary following another day of mass protests, and we meet the creator and author of the Oscar winning animated short film The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.

    Sat, 25 Mar 2023
  • 4761 - The Happy Pod: The smiling cow

    Our new weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This week, an unusual cow brings joy to Australia, the happiest places in the world are revealed and how shrimps are saving lives. Presented by Andrew Peach. Music produced by Iona Hampson.

    Sat, 25 Mar 2023
  • 4760 - Hotel Rwanda hero freed

    Paul Rusesabagina's life inspired a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide. Also: The UN has expressed grave concern about the summary killings of civilians and prisoners of war during Russia's war in Ukraine, highlighting a litany of other abuses, and The City Killer asteroid that's set to make a close-ish call with earth.

    Fri, 24 Mar 2023
  • 4759 - King Charles's state visit postponed after pension protests in France

    There has been violence in some French cities in the latest round of demonstrations against proposals to raise the state pension age. Also: The US state of Utah gives parents control over their children's social media, and how a drawing by a Russian child sparked a police investigation.

    Fri, 24 Mar 2023
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